Society

Dr. Ruth Westheimer

January 24, 2001

Diane talks to America's most famous sex therapist about her childood in a Jewish refugee camp in Switzerland and about how she became "Dr. Ruth". They'll talk about some of Dr. Ruth's latest projects, including a guide to college...

Readers' Review: Cormac McCarthy's "All the Pretty Horses"

January 19, 2001

The January Readers' Review panel discusses Cormac McCarthy's National Book Award winner, All the Pretty Horses, a coming-of-age story set in northern Mexico.

The Funeral Service Industry

January 17, 2001

People who have made funeral arrangements after the death of a loved one know just how confusing the process can be. Many feel rushed and wonder if they're paying too much for services they don't necessarily need. A panel talks about what...

Ted Conover (Rebroadcast)

January 15, 2001

A holiday rebroadcast of Diane's conversation with journalist Ted Conover, whose book Newjack (Random House) tells his story of taking a job as a prison guard in order to write about prison life from the inside.

Ron Dellums (Rebroadcast)

January 15, 2001

A holiday rebroadast of Diane's conversation with former Congressman Ron Dellums, whose recent memoir is entitled Lying Down with the Lions (Beacon). He recalls his tough childhood in Oakland, California, his work in the civil rights...

Rebecca Walker: "Black, White, and Jewish" (Riverhead)

January 11, 2001

Rebecca Walker is daughter of African-American writer Alice Walker and Jewish-American lawyer Mel Leventhal. In her memoir she describes growing up amid various racial, religious, and political and regional influences, and tells how she's...

Jimmy Carter: "An Hour Before Daylight" (Random House)

January 9, 2001

Former president Jimmy Carter joins Diane to describe the world in which he grew up, his family's rural farm near Plains, Georgia. In his new memoir he relates the lessons he learned about faith, work, and race relations during his...

Nightline on Clinton

January 4, 2001

Ted Koppel and Chris Bury of ABC's Nightline join Diane for a preview of their upcoming series on the Clinton presidency. They conducted interviews with current and former administration officials and advisors, for programs airing this...

Listener Outlook

January 3, 2001

Diane invites listeners to share their opinions, hopes, and predictions for the new year. She also shares with listeners the poem "The Dash."

SARK: "Transformation Soup" (Fireside/Simon & Schuster) (Rebroadcast)

January 2, 2001

Artist and author Susan Kennedy -- better known as SARK -- presents her unconventional perspective on emotional healing. From learning to appreciate the simplest pleasures, to confronting the most painful of life's experiences, SARK's...

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